The term disease broadly refers to any condition that impairs the normal functioning of the body. Disease is often construed as a medical condition associated with specific symptoms and signs. The word “disease” implies an entity, a presence of something that has affected the body adversely. There are approximately 2,000 named diseases today and lot of the classifications. This page therefore can only broadly introduce the topic and we will try to refer just to some of musculoskeletal system diseases.
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system most often affect the person’s ability to move. Some of them, which you may have heard of.
- Carpal Tunnel Síndrome
- Muscular dystrophy
It is about basically permanent anatomical disorders, generally may not amenable to correction by conservative treatments.
Briefly, most musculoskeletal diseases are ‘organic’ and can’t be cured, at all, even by chiropractic.
The question remains, what can we as chiropractors do for musculoskeletal diseases? What we can do is to relieve the pain as much is possible and prevent the damage musculoskeletal diseases creates.
Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by a decrease in the density of bone, decreasing its strength and resulting in fragile bones. Osteoporosis literally leads to abnormally porous bone that is compressible, like a sponge. This skeleton disease weakens the bone and results in frequent fractures (breaks) in the bones and degenerative changes.
By using a non-surgical, hands-on approach to treatment, chiropractors can help prevent osteoporosis from getting worse, increase mobility and range of motion which can eventually protect you from futures falls and fractures, decrease the stress on muscles causes spasms as well as treat an osteoporosis-related inevitably occurring joint pain.
We suggest osteoporosis patients see us regularly, and will make your personalized recommendations for care after thoroughly assessing your case.